A twist on the classic Singaporean dish: Hainanese Chicken Rice comes this Hainan Chicken Sandwich with poached chicken, gochujang spicy mayo and sliced cucumbers and tomatoes - then can be dipped in the poached chicken broth. YUM.
This is the perfect recipe for a quick sando on the go, make ahead the night before for lunch, or you can even prep a big batch of the chicken, and make this for a weeknight dinner as well.
Hainan Chicken Sandwich with Gochujang Spicy Mayo
- 1 cup Durst tomatoes
- 4-5 cucumbers
- Green onions + cilantro for garnish
Poaching Broth/Serve with Sandwich
- 1 1/2 lb chicken breast
- 1⁄2 sliced daikon
- 1/4th cup cilantro
- 1/4th cup green onions
- 1 T pepper
- 2 cloves garlic
- Handful of salt
Gochujang Spicy Mayo
- 2 tsp gochujang
- 2 1⁄2 T mayo
- 3 T sriracha
- 1⁄2 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 1⁄2 lemon
- Salt and pepper to taste
Boil water in a big pot with a handful of salt. Once that comes to a boil, add in your chicken breasts and include sliced daikon, cilantro, green onions, freshly ground black pepper, and garlic cloves. Let simmer and come to a boil until the chicken is fully cooked. Reserve chicken broth for serving.
While your chicken is poaching, get all your other ingredients ready. Make your gochujang spicy mayo. In a bowl mix your gochujang, mayo, sriracha, sugar, sesame oil, lemon and salt and pepper. Set aside.
Thinly slice your cucumbers and your durst tomatoes and mix with salt, pepper and a drizzle of olive oil. At this point, you can also slice your baguette.
Once the chicken is done, take out and let rest for 2-3 minutes. Slice and assemble your sandwich! Add your spicy mayo on first, then the chicken, then your cucumber and tomato salad. Top with cilantro and green onions. Wrap and enjoy!
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